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by joaniebo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!

Ken

I could be wrong (and probably am) but it looks like your sh\kin might be an "American Golden Plover" hen. Me thinks the AGP might be a little smaller than the European Golden Plover. Either way, nice looking bird that should provide some good hackles.

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

NightWatchman wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm Those look great Bob but I would never want to tie up as many as that as
they would undoubtedly keep me up all night !😳
Recently, I've decided that when I tie spiders that I'd try to do 12 - 18 of each dressing, figuring by the time I got done, the last few would look pretty decent!

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

After watching Rob Smith's YouTube video, I just had to tie a few of Pritt's Water Crickets. I think it's one of the prettiest flies I've ever tried to tie. Have never fished a Water Cricket, but "hopefully" will be able this year!

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Just a note that the above flies were tied on the OLD Partridge-of-Redditch hooks from 20+ years ago, The newer Partridge hooks / designations can be quite different from what were made / sold a few decades back. The description from the above link shows the L2A hook as : "L2A Capt Hamilton wet...
by joaniebo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Old Partridge Hooks

John

I ordered them about a week ago from France and received 300 more 14s and 16s today

Bob
by joaniebo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Some Golden Plover & Yellow silk spiders tied on the old Partridge size 14, L2A hooks.
by joaniebo
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Old Partridge Hooks

Although I’ve had them for quite awhile, probably 10 -15 years, I kinda had them in a storage box that I seldom open. A couple days ago, I pulled out that hook storage box and took out some of the OLD Partridge Captain Hamilton L2A dry / wet fly hooks to dress a few Golden Plover hackled flies. I’ve...
by joaniebo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “8b March brown”
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: “8b March brown”

My very favorite dressing to tie and fish.
by joaniebo
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Black Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Black Magic

The Black Magic is one of my favorite spidedrs to tie and fish. Many years ago, a friend in the UK sent me some info on North Country Spiders and the Black Magic was mentioned in the info. But in that info, the hackle used was from aa starling, which I have used ever since. I often (but not always) ...
by joaniebo
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Grouse & Green”
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: “Grouse & Green”

Like Partridge, English Red Grouse as a hackle and various silk colors make many great dressings, including these from T. E. Pritt: 7. DARK MOOR-GAME, or ORANGE GROUSE, or FRECKLED DUN. HOOK – No. 0 WINGS – Hackled with a black and orange feather from the Red Grouse, the hen bird for preference. BOD...